This exciting and challenging position is to work in the Corporate Packaging Design department for Leviton Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of electrical devices, network connectivity solutions, lighting energy management systems, and security and lighting automation applications. You will be part of a team of technical copywriters and technical illustrators that will focus on creating technical copy and illustrations for installation instruction manuals for our extensive line of products, with the objective of enhancing content to improve our customers' experience. Secondary, you will be working with our graphic artists in the creation of technical sell copy for retail and distribution packaging, with the objective of conveying product features for improved sell through at point of sale. This position will interact with product engineers, product managers, manufacturing facilities, suppliers, customers, and various other functional departments in the development of these essential packaging elements for our products.
Create effective technical copy to support new product and change management projects that are in line with corporate and branding standards. Collaborate with product engineering, product management, application engineering and other business unit personnel as necessary in finalizing copy. Reference subject matter experts and printed materials to optimize copy
Participate in brainstorming sessions with project team members to develop creative approaches and concepts for assigned projects; Provide content and design suggestions and create materials as needed. Assist in the layout of instruction sheets, collaborating with technical layout artists
Collaborate with legal department in the specification of warning statements into instructions as they relate to the safety of use and installation of the relevant product
Proofread and edit all intermediate steps between preliminary layout to production ready documents
Manage translation services agencies in request and receipt of technical translations per project requirements
Create and maintain a digital library of standard technical terms and translations for day to day accessibility and consistency throughout all instruction sheets and packaging designs as well as digital backups of all work created and revised
Identify improvement opportunities and proactively work to improve processes and consistency across electronic and print platforms
Assist in the creation of technical presentations, reports, training materials, and department procedures
Assist in packaging projects as assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’ s Degree (BA) from 4 year College or University with emphasis on the development of written skills; equivalent experience acceptable
Minimum 3 to 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to write clear, concise copy that establishes Leviton as knowledgeable, professional and helpful; Possesses an understanding of basic copy fitting, art, photography graphic formats, layout and printing requirements
Ability to write reports, correspondence, presentations and procedure manuals
Ability to organize and manage work flow of simultaneous, multiple jobs to meet demanding deadlines
Ability to analyze and interpret data to determine appropriate syntax, style and grammatical usage required for a particular project
Ability to create and revise documents and diagrams in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to work in a highly confidential work environment
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
Leviton is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2578
About Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management solutions, networking solutions, security and home automation and commercial data infrastructure products. Leviton offers a product line that includes more than 25,000 devices for virtually every conceivable residential, commercial and industrial wiring device need.